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Fabulous Totally Private Romantic Cottage With Private Infinity Pool

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom Hideaway Cottage With Totally Breathtaking Mountain Views!

What a location!

This private charming 2 bedroom cottage with private infinity pool is set high up in the Garfagnana with totally unrivalled completely stunning mountain views, which are best enjoyed in the pool, when one feels one is actually swimming into the mountains!!!

This cottage is very popular with honeymooners and it is easy to see why - this really is a mountain hideaway!

This stone built cottage with traditional slate roof has been lovingly renovated by the owners and retains lots of original features such as traditional flooring, chestnut windows, beamed ceilings.

Despite the almost rustic feel of this cottage and location there are modern comforts, with a well equipped kitchen, modern shower room, and WIFI!

Externally, there is a large garden, gorgeous pool area, romantic loggia for dining al fresco and a wood burning pizza oven and BBQ to complete your outdoor living experience.

Fuller details:

Enter property via covered loggia (ideal for relaxing in the shade with a book and a glass of wine) into open plan living/kitchen/dining area. Beamed ceilings, fireplace, TV with sports channels, settees, dining table, oven, hob, wood burning range cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave. There is a DVD player, CD player and WIFI.

Upstairs from the living area onto small landing leading to two double bedrooms (one of which has an additional single bed - raised level) and a modern shower room .

Outside, there is:

Covered loggia area

BBQ, wood oven and sink.

Ample grounds with picnic area

Areas shaded by trees

Covered pergola near pool

Private infinity style pool which is the piece de resistance! Just swim in the mountains!

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
We can provide a cot and high chair free of charge on request.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Fabulous Totally Private Romantic Cottage With Private Infinity Pool
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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5

Lovely house in the Tuscan mountains

  • 5 of 5

It was our intention to do some walking in the mountains, but eventually the boots were left untouched for a week in a corner of the living room. Pian di Lucca indeed is a marvelous place to stay and we immediately felt at home in “our mountain cottage”.

Photos on the internet offer truthful images of what you can expect. The house is very neat and comfortable, though simply furnished. The kitchen offers plenty of space to prepare dishes but of course we also tried the pizza-oven and the BBQ. Wonderful. The quality of the beds was up to the standards of the rest of the house. Although we stayed in July, nights were pleasantly cool, presumably because the house is situated at 900 meters of altitude.

The house is situated in a very quiet setting on a large terrain which is entirely fenced off so children can play adventurous games without their parents having to worry about their safety. By the way, despite the isolation we never felt unsafe, we rather felt in harmony with surrounding nature.

During our stay, a technical problem with the pool, the masterpiece of it all, occurred. We easily managed to get into contact with Paolo’s daughter and still the same day Paolo’s son and a friend replaced the defective valve by a new one. No worries, simply top service, and reliability. Our gratitude to Paolo and family for this.

There are a limited number of (small) restaurants in the nearby hamlets or villages (e.g. Carregine 10 minutes). The use of a car is necessary for this but the mountain roads are well practicable and traffic is in any case not dense. It takes about 20 minutes downhill to Castelnuovo which is a pleasant town with shops and gelateria’s (!) but also a medium sized supermarket in the outskirts of town (Via Valmaira) which offers all you need, so no need to go to the bigger one in Galliciano.

And, finally, in case you or your digital natives might need it … the wifi at Pian di Lucca is very stable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A magical place - exceeded all our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in some wonderful places in Europe, but this cottage and its location beat them all. The friendly welcome we received from Paolo and Paola was a perfect start to our two week stay, as was the welcome gift of excellent local wine. The cottage is spacious and comfortable with a large kitchen, including a marble topped table, perfect for kneeding dough to make bread and pizza. We barbecued many times and made use of the pizza oven which was a lot of fun.

The pool was spotlessly clean and larger than the photograph gave it credit. The views were outstanding as was the tranquility accented by daylong birdsong. The weather was perfect and the pool area catered for lounging in the sun or sitting and eating in the shade. The garden is an exciting and safe place for children to have fun and invent their own adventures (we'll have to return with Grandchildren in the future!). Relaxation came naturally and stress was forgotten in moments.

Every evening fireflies came out to play and we were entertained by dozens of Tinker Bells. The local roads were very quiet, making it easy to walk and admire the stunning scenery and local villages. The wild flowers were so beautiful and the wild strawberries a nice surprise. The 20 minute drive into Castelnuovo di Garfagnana made shopping and eating out easy. Other local historical and scenic sights were within a comfortable drive with something different to see around every corner. Barga is beautiful as is Luca, which we travelled to by train from the station in Castelnuovo.

We had the most amazing holiday and cannot recommend Pian Di Luca enough. You have to stay here; it will amaze you and on your return you will very quickly run out of superlatives when describing it to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit such a detailed review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed this special place and in particular the pizza oven!! It is always good too when guests say a place is much better than in the photo. It sounds like you had a great time exploring the local area and it is fantastic to hear that you ran out of superlatives when describing your stay! Poalo and Paola would love to welcome you again. Thanks! Loretta at housesintuscany.net
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5

A perfectly tranquil and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Easy to book, excellent directions and exactly as described - only perhaps the swimming pool is even better than the photos suggest. The property is clean, comfortable and well maintained. It is also easy to manage on a day-to-day basis. The location is brilliant; quite well off the beaten track (which was a plus for my son aged 4. and a half and me), some 900m up in the hills with a simply stunning and ever-changing view. Many fireflies in the garden at night. There are a number of places of interest in and around the Serchio valley and Lucca is only around an hour away. Pisa airport about 1.5 hours.

We spent a very happy and relaxed fortnight, having 'adventures', playing in and around the pool and taking a stroll every evening along the quiet lanes through surrounding chestnut forests.

We had a very warm welcome, including a gift of the owner's wine and a welcome really wherever we went. This is not a 'touristy' part of Italy but visitors are made very welcome.

All in all we had a wonderful stay in Pian di Luca and we would recommend this property without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We agree it is impossible to show how beautiful this spot is in photos, and we are so glad you and your son enjoyed this fantastic unspoilt and non touristy location, including the magical fireflies. Paolo looks forward to welcoming you another time if you decide to go back. Best wishes, Benito at housesintuscany.net and Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats.com
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Lovely property in an excellent locatoin

  • 5 of 5

We had a superb holiday in this lovely cottage and will definitely be going back. It was a pity that we went at the end of the season as the pool was somewhat chilly and we were unable to take full advantage of it. We particularly loved the great views and remote location but the latter may not appeal to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay at Pian di Luca

  • 4 of 5

We were staying in a very practical holiday home in a beautiful rural setting, with a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Everything was neat and well maintained, also the pool and the garden.

The only minus is the very small bathroom, a bigger person can't get through the door of the shower.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed this well presented property and those amazing views! We have passed on your comments re the shower and since this was also mentioned by another guest, Paolo is getting a new cubicle fitted for the 2016 season. Thanks again, Loretta at housesintuscany
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Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed twice at Pian de Lucca, and we had a great Holiday both times.

The place has the most amazing views, and the kids love the pool.

The house has everything you need, but it's what outside that attacts us. We make the best pizzas in our "own" pizza oven.

The house will have our very best recommendations, and we will definately come back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
84 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Carregine
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Metello
Car: necessary

This property is situated in the depths of the Garfagnana in a mountain location. The views really are unrivalled from this place, and one feels on is literally on 'top of the world'!

The cottage is totally private and secluded and there is a real romantic feel to the situation of this beautiful little house.

Popular with honeymooners, many couples return regularly for anniversaries....

Ideal also for children with a large flat garden with lots of room to run around in the cool mountain air.

However hot the daytime is, the evenings are wonderfully cool for sleeping due to the altitude.

Despite the remote location, the village of Carregine is 6km away and here you will find a couple of restaurants, bars and basic shops. There are also 3 restaurants within say 4km of the house.

The closest village of Metello often has small festas, either roasting the 'Porchetta' or Pizza evenings.

The area even has some skiing in the Winter and there is an alpine feel to some of the area.. Ideal for walkers!

The local market town of Castelnuovo, with all facilities and famous for its Thursday morning market is a 20 min drive. This town is a lively little town and also boasts its own Fortress.

For days out, why not visit Barga, a beautiful mediaeval town with cobbled streets, lots of quality restaurants, lovely architecture, great views, art galleries and a cathedral. Just a

45 min drive

The Province City of Lucca a1 hr 20 min away is a wonderful day out. Here one can cycle around the fully intact mediaeval walls, meander around the narrow streets, visit some of the 100 churches, climb some towers, eat ice cream in the many piazzas, take in some opera, shop till you drop and then sleep under the trees in the wall 'park areas'! Or, just enjoy a leisurely drink and people watch for the afternoon....

Further afield there is Pisa, 1 hr 40 mins or Florence, say 2 hrs.

There are so many options more locally:

The Grotta del Vento - the famous Wind Caves

Swimming in the river

Visiting the ancient fortress of Verrucole

Visiting the Protected National Parks

Visiting Marble Quarries where the world famous Carrara Marble is found.

The list is endless if one wishes to explore, but it is difficult to want to leave this lovely house and its environs since it really is a little piece of paradise!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
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£150
£840
 
 
Mid Season
7 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
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£150
£840
 
 
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
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£840
 

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  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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